St Tropez is a place where people ‘meet’ and many friends rent or buy property here to be close to one another during the summer. The most desirable and expensive residential areas are Les Parcs de Saint Tropez – a private gated exclusive residential development where some of the most expensive luxury villas are situated and prices run into tens of millions.
Other desirable areas are Cap Tahiti, Les Graniers, and Capon. Saint Tropez has a varied clientele. It has always been popular with the Belgians, and Italians, French, Swedish, but also loved by the British, Americans, eastern Europeans, and wealthy Middle Eastern families.
Not only is St Tropez an historic and beautiful town surrounded by beautiful villages and Provencal countryside, but it boasts some of the best sandy beaches around that stretch around five kilometres located along the coast in the Baie de Pampelonne.
The old town of St. Tropez, La Citadelle, is famous for its small unique and famous bars, cafes and hotels. Best spots for shopping, enjoying an expresso, cocktails and dinner, and for partying are The Port, Café de Paris, and Senequier is renowned for people watching and boat envy. During the day people tend to head to the beaches and the luxurious beach day clubs – Club 55 , Les Palmiers, Tahiti, Nikki Beach.
For those wanting to indulge in retail therapy the best designer boutiques, alongside quaint independent shops and boutiques can all be found in the town. For those seeking a more active holiday there is wonderful sailing and the annual sailing race, ‘Les voiles de Saint Tropez’ at the end of September is a celebrated event on the town’s social calendar. Walking along the coastal paths or unspoilt countryside of the Var region, diving and polo are all popular throughout the year.
Accessibility comes in several guises, Nice is the largest airport and dependent on traffic about an 1hr45 mins drive, with direct flights to and from New York, Dubai and most major European cities. The private airport at La Mole is about 30 mins away and Toulon 1hr30mins drive from Saint Tropez; alternatively the nearest helipad is 35mins away.